Pattern

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Ostara Top Kit

The Ostara Top, from Jennifer Lauren Handmade, has a classic, fitted silhouette with an elegant wide set neckline.

Choose from a sweeping U-shape or delicate pleated sweetheart neckline to make the prettiest wardrobe essential you always knew you needed. Opt for the long sleeve version for the ideal base layer, or shorten it to an above elbow length or short sleeve for a more transitional look into Spring.

The super soft cotton jersey fabric we've included in the kit is so comfortable and is available in 3 lovely colour options: Classic Navy, Peacock Teal or Sky Blue.

This kit is available in sizes UK 6-24, bust measurement 31" to 49".

  • The pdf digital file for the Jennifer Lauren Handmade Ostara Top* (Size range: Bust/chest measurement 31" to 49") *The link to the pdf files for the instruction booklet, A0 pattern and A4 print at home pdf will be contained in your order confirmation email.
  • A0 print out of theJennifer Lauren Handmade Ostara Top (all views and sizes)*A physical print out of the instruction booklet will NOT be included. You can view the instruction booklet on your device at home, print it out at home, or add the 'printed pattern instructions' product to your order and we will print it for you.
  • 1.5m of cotton jersey fabric with a subtle dotted stripe (this is enough for all sizes with long sleeves)
  • Prym Jersey Sewing Machine Needles
  • 2 small sections of knit interfacing for the pleat detail
  • Prym Seam Tape Interfacing
  • Matching 100m Gutermann Sew All Thread
  • Sew-in woven label - "Made by me with g&g"

Alongside the purchase of this kit you will receive access to Laurens exclusive YouTube video to be used alongside the pattern instructions.

The 23 minute video covers key construction steps including how to work with fine, light weight jersey fabric, how to cut out the pattern pieces ensuring that the stripes are perfectly horizontal, how to deal with rolling fabric edges, how to insert the neckband neatly and how to sew in the pleat detail.

The link to this video will also be contained in your order confirmation email.

Ostara is a great pattern for confident beginners. The U-neckline eases you into sewing with knits, and the sweetheart neckline lets you extend the pattern base with a few extra steps.

To complete this project you'll need a basic sewing tools, find out what Lauren recommends in this article. You'll need a regular sewing machine. An Overlocker is useful but not essential.

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